Batgirl's turn to get into a fistfight with Batman.
Batgirl is down at the Gotham Docks plying her trade. A lot of men have gone down already and half a dozen more are queuing up for a taste of Batgirl. With the amount of drugs at the party, Batgirl was positive Batman would make an appearance to help her beat off the remaining thugs. Of course she's right! Batman would never miss a chance to introduce a few men to his fists.
No shit, you fucking imbecile! You're smuggling drugs into Gotham, you stupid fucking turd.
Batgirl tries to work up the nerve to talk with Batman, to maybe clear the air about the last few weeks. Maybe even talk about Damian. But Batman notices that Batgirl has removed the Bat Symbol from her chest and he gets all butthurt over it.
It's always about you, isn't it? The Great Batman! Nobody else can have problems of their own, can they?
Fuck you, Internet! Stop telling people how they're using language wrong! Some people may not like it when language evolves or sayings grow to encompass more situations than the ones they were first invented for but it happens. It happens all the time and you can't corral motherfucking words! So when I looked up 'butthurt' to see if there was a literal account of why exactly that phrase, I found this site telling me to stop using 'butthurt' in any way other than when I've completely decimated somebody in an internet argument and they still won't concede they're wrong. At that moment, and ONLY AT THAT MOMENT, does a person become BUTTHURT. You know, according to this stupid fucking site. The site even has some extra phrases that it doesn't want the internet to ruin so it spells out the exact ways in which a phrase can be used, such as Over 9000. Thanks, assholes! You've literally butthurt me over 9000 times with this dumbass website.
I might have found the site acceptable if it had listed literally as a word everybody needs to stop saying!
Batgirl takes a moment to sit outside her dad's bedroom on a ledge and tell him what she did to James Gordon Junior. She might as well do this every time she needs to talk about her problems instead of seeing a therapist that she can't tell her problems to anyway without revealing her identity! I wonder what Barbara's therapist thinks when Barbara can talk freely about being able to walk again and the trauma from The Joker's attack and how powerless she felt and the emotions brought on by her recovery. And then Barbara starts saying things like, "Well, I was out doing some thing and this thing happened and now I feel proud that I did this other thing but kind of scared because that one thing puts this other thing in a dangerous thing, you know?" I guess as long as Barbara is talking, the therapist is doing her job and earning her money.
Afterward Batgirl tries to track down Batman so she can actually talk to somebody about what happened. I suppose she already spoke with Nightwing by this point but he's obviously going to be too understanding and not tell her that she should feel horrible for what happened. Because that's what she wants to hear. She doesn't want to feel better about having killed her brother. And Batman will tell her she broke the rules! Batman will punish her with his words!
She finds him punishing some dicks with his fists.
Batgirl records the whole thing on her Google Glasses. She even gets where Bullock tries to stop Batman's rampage by grabbing his arm and Batman kicks Bullock in the stomach. Batgirl takes off to meet up with Batman in the Batcave for their talk. I have a feeling her main topic of conversation might have changed a little bit after what she just witnessed. Obviously Damian's loss has really fucked the Bat up.
She began this pursuit thinking she needed reassurance and saving.
Although Batgirl has the proper experience and perspective for this one.
Just a second while I consult the Stop Saying website. La la la la. Oh, okay. I can say it: "Right in the feels!"
Twenty Two Issues down and Peter Tomasi has been nearly flawless on this title. Bravo, sir. Well done.